How to: Read Selected Dates in the Calendar Web Server Control

The first example displays the currently selected day. The second example displays all selected dates, which might be a single day, a week, or a month.

// Example 1
Label1.Text = Calendar1.SelectedDate.ToShortDateString();

// Example 2
String s = "";
foreach(DateTime d in Calendar1.SelectedDates)
    s += "<br />" + d.ToShortDateString();
Label1.Text = s;

This example requires:

  • A Web Forms page.

  • A Calendar control named Calendar1.

  • A Label control named Label1.

If only one day is selected, the SelectedDates property will get just one date. If a week or a month is selected, the SelectedDate property will get the first date from that collection.